I’m currently staying in the basement apartment under my blended family’s flat. We’ve recently left Molise, the southeastern Italian region where we’ve lived for the last four years, and are now back in Rome. It’s easy for me to change cities because I’m a remote worker. That means I can live where I want – yes, even in a leased flat overlooking […]
The average Italian person travels around the world and takes all those double consonants so damn seriously. I’ve heard people pronounce “Red Hot Chili Peppers” as if their lives depended on all those Ps. It happens because, unlike most languages, consonant length bears a meaning in Italian, and respecting it seems like the dutiful thing to do.
A very brief recap.
Untranslatable words, a beautiful and terrible concept ultimately accountable for most of the translator’s notes, have suddenly become the talk of the day, and I wanted to be part of it.
to work [wɜːk] • intr.v. 1 Toil, knuckle down, roll up one’s sleeves. There’s a whole world of people out there who “get stuff done”, who go out at 7.30 am – even before the sun has risen – and get back home at 6 pm, after an hour and a half of train or […]
I like the Scandinavian style, Paul enjoys the ultra contemporary office, Christina only works in the garden, Francesca gushes over metal surfaces. There’s plenty of different tastes and Pinterest boards dedicated to home offices (here’s mine). I simply wish to remind you that design magazines and interior decorators won’t be putting their asses in that brushed steel chair for 50 […]
Today I had planned to write a new How to work from home without losing your soul post, but I got lost in work and the golden hour was gone before I even knew it. But don’t worry, I’ll leave you in Jason Fried’s competent hands. Jason Fried is the person who reminded me of one of […]
Last week we started exploring the fabulous work-at-home universe and we found out that it answers the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. But, there’s a but, my dear Frodo. Like each and every mythical city of gold worthy of the name, the road to El Dorado is paved with danger. To begin with, […]
It’s Sunday, we’re in January, and instead of breaking an arm on the slopes like all normal people do at this time of the year, I’m home, working. This happens because CES has just finished and every consumer-electronics company worthy of the name was there. And each and every one of them has presented Giza-Pyramid-shaped loads of new products, […]
My neighbour Caterina’s kids shout all the time. In summer afternoons, she places an inflatable pool just outside the entrance, under my windows, letting Marica (her eldest) tease the young Mario for hours, stealing his toys or splashing water in his face. The acoustic effect is that of a beast that’s being flayed alive, given that […]